The Alister MacKenzie GC at Haggin Oaks was the site today of the first round of the Sacramento Junior Open, hosted by the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, the largest junior golf tour in the world, is back for the 2021 season and this is their first stop in the Greater Sacramento region. Established in 2007, this is HJGT’s 14th season will boast over 350+ events and hosts some of the premier junior golfers in the country. Present in 23 states, the tour’s reach will grow across the nation this season with a focus on tournaments offered in five new locations – Louisiana, Iowa, Southern California, Nevada, and Michigan.
After the first round, battling breezy conditions, Folsom’s Reese Sato (even par 72) and Stockton’s Skylar May (+1 score of 73) were the boys and girls leaders halfway through the tournament. Sato, 16 and on the Vista del Lago High School golf team holds one stroke lead over Elk Grove’s Jayden Lizama (73) a two stroke lead over Santa Cruz’s Myles Statsky and a three stroke lead over Fairfield’s Easton Hether. On the girls side, Novato’s Kiana Briggs (74), Granite Bay’s Hannah Harrison (75) and Walnut Creek’s Madison Starke (75) trailed May.
Sunny weather with a high of 68 with lighter winds are in the forecast for the junior’s second and final round tomorrow (Sunday the 28th).
First-day results for all the players can be found here: